Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ιυνξ(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsJynx
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Meaning & History
From Greek mythology. The name of a nymph who invented the magical love-charm known as the iynx--a spinning wheel with a wryneck bird attached, according to mythology she either used the charm to make Zeus fall in love with her or with another nymph, Io. Hera was furious and and transformed her into a wryneck bird. The name Iynx comes from the name of this charm, and is linked to the modern English word "jinx".